Flipping Utopia

just pages and pages of Rant and Raves.

Pandemonium (Delirium)

Pandemonium  - Lauren Oliver i liked the first book. This one got a little confusing two stories , the now and then both on Lena's perspective. Not much love for her new found guy. I'm team Alex all the way. In this story the roles have just been reversed for the love story part, before Alex was telling her about everything that was kept from her and now she's teaching some other dude. i knew Alex would come back eventually but now I kinda wish he just died and then this sick new guy died too so Lena could just be on her own, love other people and not feel like she can't function without a man to cuddle with at night. Just sucks how she can 'love' Alex and a little over 6 months after he 'died' she's sacrificing her new life and safety for this guy who may have only been interested in her cause she was something unique and her knowledge and presence is refreshing to him. That's all i'm saying.

Love Virtually

Love Virtually - Daniel Glattauer Just one of those tragic love stories. The author did an excellent job in constructing a "love" story in a series of e-mails. Irritated by Emmi the female protagonist.-Happily but unhappily married..looking for an escape from the seemingly perfect family life, using her friend as a tool and using Leo to construct an alternative world where she's free to fall inlove and do whatever it is that she can't do and be in real life because of her said "commitment." I loved Leo's character. Someone who at first was also looking for an escape from constant reminders of a brokenheart but slowly turns into someone who is hopeful but is sure that in the end there really isn't anything to hope for. They were holding on to something intangible. They've invested into a dream. They both fall inlove in a way that they aren't supposed to and the end was just the ultimate cut-off, the sad but appropriate ending to the story. It was about letting go of a chance that wasn't really theirs to take in the first place. I'm thinking of what happens after her realization at the end - to her family especially her husband (will everything go up in flames after all?) and will she just stop hoping and having those feelings as abrupt as it had been for Leo or will she try to reconnect or find him, like those sappy sappy movie endings? I'll never know. A great and realistic story.5 stars.

Safe Haven

Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks Wow. Did not expect to love this book.

Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell HEARTBREAKING. HAPPILY NEVER AFTER.Eleanor I hate you. I feel sorry for you for having that kind of life, for the bullying and everything else but I hate you for leaving him hanging like that. Park was your escape goat and the title should be more like Eleanor's miserable life or something because although Park had a bit of a story in it, he was really just a supporting character in this. I'm not even sure if I should give this a 4 or 5 star rating since I didn't love what happened at the end but since I read this in half a day without forcing myself to go through the chapters is definitely saying something. I love Park's role in her life and how he seem to truly love her, what with everything that's been happening and how she looks and acts around him and everybody. I hate how Eleanor never said ' I love you' because she's too scared or maybe because she doesn't really feel thatway and thinks of Park as some mobile coping mechanism (which is possible - with the way she thinks and how she handles things throughout the story...kinda feel like she's just confused and overwhelmed).I liked the little twist.. The "Richie things you're a fucking cunt" part but won't say much in case anyone ever looks at this post for book reference. I also wanted to know what happened to Richie and the rest of her family which seem to have been forgotten at the end so yeah Eleanor monopolizing the whole thing. I have too many thoughts on this. I'm rambling. This is rubbish..but I have to let it out ;)4.5 stars.

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector and the Search for Happiness - Francois Lelord I love reading books like these. Kinda like the happiness project but with a better plot.

Botanicaust

Botanicaust - Tam Linsey (Not done)This is such an interesting book. The concept was so fresh. The cannibals, photosynthesized people (creeped me out a bit) and everyone else was pretty awesome. The book was kind of making a statement like "don't mess with me bitch -said the plant" and showcases the what ifs of science.

Gone Girl: A Novel

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn Crazy. They deserve each other. Never have I read a book about a couple choosing a tragic path just because they don't know what they'd be without each other. At first I really hated the husband, being the uncaring ass he is, but everyone is right -the second half of the book is mindblowing. Not sure if Nick can be blamed for all this, cause the wife's really nuts even before they met. I guess it just went from bad to worse cause of the toxic relationship for 5 years. This reminds me of Sweeney Todd: demon barber of fleet street. The sad story of Benjamin Barker how he just wanted to have a happy family and he was wronged and thrown in prison for years, then he found an equally insane woman who in the end makes human pies yadda yadda . They also deserve each other sadly they both died in the end which isn't a bad alternative ending for gone girl.... Like a vengeful person comes in and murders them both, so they can stop living in denial and the baby won't have to live with insane parents. Just saying.

Kristen Flemings in a Ghost Story

Kristen Flemings in a Ghost Story - Mark Mackey Hmm. Not for me. Really like the premise of the story at first and then when I started to read it, my mind kinda blacked out. Forced myself to get through all the pages. :( On a positive note , it was an easy read, nothing that you had to pull out a huge ass dictionary just to understand what the author was trying to say.will update this review soon.

Reached (Matched Trilogy Book 3)

Reached - Ally Condie One of the best books i've read in 2012 . Can't believe it's over :') so happy that Xander found someone else. He's too good to be just an option. Book to movie please :")

Anna Dressed in Blood

Anna Dressed in Blood  - Kendare Blake 4 or 5 stars not sure. The book was really great but there were some things that bothered me , but didn't linger enough to irritate me and rant about the plot. Read if for a day more or less. Can't wait to get started on book 2 - girl of nightmares. Good thing i already bought this in advance i think i already knew that i would love this.

The Unwritten Rule

The Unwritten Rule - Elizabeth Scott 1.5 stars. Sarah's pretty stupid. Brianna's a total bitch. Ryan is just stuck there. No wonder people get used and abused. No happy ending here it's like she just settled to be with Ryan without looking for new friends. She was just depressed not to have the bitch by her side to make her feel inferior. She didn't even get mad for all the hurtful things Brianna said, and the story about Brianna's parents didn't have an ending either. Didn't like it. Feel's more like a draft.

The Cannibal's Guide to Ethical Living

The Cannibal's Guide to Ethical Living - Mykle Hansen, Nate Beaty Mykle Hansen is a genius. Now it makes me want to eat millionaires as well.LOL will definitely get the rest of his books. So happy that I ordered this from the book depository. I'm surprised to like a book that's basically monologue. I usually go for books with many tones and perspectives but this one is just an excellent read.

The Possibilities of Amy

The Possibilities of Amy - Jaye Frances I loved the possibilities of Amy. It's more of an inside a man's mind short story than anything else. Boys who see a pretty girl, runs after her because she is a trophy. Amy and her family never stays in one place. She's tired of having to restart her life over and over, and just when she is about to settle down, her dad gets relocated somewhere else and of course they had to follow. David fell inlove with her the first time she walked in the room. His friends had no idea, so like every other guy, they thought of her more as fresh meat.David believed that fate would let them be together. He imagines what it would be like to be with her and had never expected her to give him that chance. Well, I won't spoil the story since it is a short one but I just want to say that I really enjoyed this book. It was a fast read but it had a lot of cute movie-ish elements in it.I loved Amy's character cause it gives a nice insight on pretty girls. A lot of them are not stupid and gullible like what some guys think. There is always something beneath the beautiful exterior , and I do know that there are a lot of people who can be smart, deep and beautiful all the same time, and their flaws come from external factors like relationships or family.It's sad how David, years and years after he last saw Amy, still thought about her and how he somehow waits for her to meet him again.Worth reading? definitely. If you like it that's great, if not, well it isn't that long so you wouldn't really waste any time plus the writing is excellent so it won't be like reading-a-kids-diary moment for anyone.

Why We Broke Up

Why We Broke Up - Maira Kalman, Daniel Handler It's like the author is telling my story but in a different setting. Lol. Really enjoyed this book. Very creative, very real and far from the pretentious book i judged it to be when I first saw it. It reminded me of those chick flicks i used to enjoy and thirteen reasons why combined but in a non-suicidal and empowered note.

Here Lies Death

Here Lies Death - Harlan Vaughn YOLO? IDTS.(I received this book in exchange for an honest review). But seriously, i'm giving this 5 stars. I loved the whole concept of the book, something I have never encountered before. People like you and me, always trying to go YOLO (you only live once) on everything, life's too short yadda yadda, suddenly had the opportunity to live forever. To not age , to be rid of diseases and to experience death but not really, since they regenerate minutes later. So they become barbaric and totally addicted to death, suicide clubs , meeting up to hit each other with a sledgehammer , cutting bodies like cutting steak at a fancy dinner and have sex after like it's the most normal thing in the world. And as a reader, even i grew tired of the perfection and the limitless possibilities of their lives. There's no end point, there's no goal. Only restlessness and more libido. People get into accidents and just walk away happier for just the small thrill of semi-dying. The government took control of the only solution, hinted by the big black cloud, and just organized a worldwide let-us-all-die-and-be-merry-a-day-after-christmas and surprisingly 99% of the world's population are eating up the chance to die. I'll just stop there i might've given too much away but i just want to say that I really enjoyed the book. A simple read, very fast, but very entertaining. I wish more authors could produce something like this as a contrast to the dystopian, suicidal and post-apocalyptic themed books that is pouring out of publishing houses and into the bookstores which sometimes makes it hard for me to look for a different read other than those themes mentioned above and some paranormal and romance ones. So yes.. Great job. Totally inspired. 5 stars.

Drusilla Blood ( The Blood Trilogy, #1)

Drusilla Blood ( The Blood Trilogy, #1) - Miriam  Cooke I've received this book in exchange for an honest review.This was promising at first. Easy to understand but not so gripping. The first few chapters were alright but my expectations were not really met.

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